Hello, Church Hill book lovers!
As we start the last week of April, I wanted to ask if anyone reading the CHPN is an author or an aspiring author? We’ve got a few creative programs coming for those involved in writing or story telling that you can’t miss out on!
This week, the Story Warriors will be meeting at the East End Branch on Tuesday April 24th at 4:00pm for their bi-weekly meeting. This is a program for kids that are about 8 years old through 18, and who are interested in learning how to tell stories, or are interested in performing for an audience. Les Schaffer helps coach kids into being better performers and in pursuing their own creative tales.
In addition, on Saturday April 28th at 11:00am, we will have the South Side Writers Group here to talk about self-publishing and encouraging each other to write more and get stories out to the public. From memoirs to fiction to short stories, if you have a story to tell or if you’ve been thinking about writing this group will help get you there.
And of course, we are always looking for more books and stories at the East End Library! We got a lot of new children’s books this week, but got a few titles in every category to share. You’ll see our selection of titles below, as well as a few that we pulled out to mention specifically to the CHPN readers!
Happy reading, Church Hill!
The Fallen by David Baldacci (Adult Fiction)
Visiting a friend’s family home in an economically troubled western Pennsylvania community, Amos Decker, a detective with an uncanny eidetic memory, spots suspicious lights and discovers two dead bodies with no clear indication of how either victim died before corrupt local authorities and other mysterious roadblocks challenge his investigation.
Other Adult Fiction
The Cheater’s Wife 2 by Nikay Rountree
Tha Hood Tha Bad & Ugly by J. Hitz
100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask: With Answers from Top Brokers Around the Country by Ilyce R. Glink (Adult Non-Fiction)
In this newly updated edition of this guide, an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist and best-selling author helps first-time homebuyers by answering all their questions about the entire process, from open houses to moving day. If you’re renting and thinking of buying, this book is a must-read!
Other Adult Non-Fiction
The Alkaline Diet for Beginners: Understand pH, Eat Well, and Reclaim Your Health by Jennifer Koslo
Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham by Melanie Morrison
Working For Yourself: Law and Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers, and Gig Workers of All Types by Stephen Fishman
Young Adult Fiction
Sci-Fu: Kick It Off by Yehudi Mercado (Young Adult Fiction)
Hip-hop. Sci-fi. Kung-fu. Thirteen-year-old Wax’s life may not be perfect, but that doesnt stop him from spinning some of the sickest beats on their Brooklyn block. One night, while making a mixtape for his crush, Wax scratches the perfect beat and responds to an intersteller challenge that transports him and the entire block to the robot-filled planet of Discopia. Mistaken by the locals for a master of the futuristic sound-bending martial art known as SCI-FU, Wax finds himself on the wrong side of a showdown against the Five Deadly Dangers and their leader.
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez (Juvenile Fiction)
Through lively text and vibrant illustrations, a scientist writer brings to life Joan Procter’s inspiring story of passion and determination as a pioneering female scientist who loved reptiles.
Other Juvenile Books
All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff by Meghan McCarthhy
Bird and Squirrel: On Ice by James Burks
Bus! Stop! by James Yang
Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market by Chitra Soundar and Kanika Nair
Grace for Gus by Harry Bliss
Grandma’s Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Grow by Cynthia Platt and Olivia Holden
Islandborn by Junot Díaz and Leo Espinosa
You’re Safe with Me by Chitra Soundar and Poonam Mistry
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